There has been loads of speculation over the last few months but now its been officially confirmed that Jamie Foxx will be the new Spawn in the reboot of the cult comic book that spawned (sorry) a 1997 cult flick.
Jason Blum was excited to announce the news, saying this about the casting:
“He is an incredible actor and a huge fan of the Spawn Universe that Todd McFarlane , with the depth of talent Jamie can commit to the role and Todd at the helm bringing the world of Spawn to life, we could not be more excited for this film.”
The film will be directed by McFarlane who created the character and he had this to say about Foxx.
“I will be directing my first full-length feature, and I fully understand the need to surround myself with as much skill, talent and passion as possible. To now have an Academy Award-winning actor like Jamie Foxx, along with the dedication of Blumhouse Productions, will not only make my directing job that much easier, but, more importantly, will bring a level of quality and star power that most first-time directors could only foolishly dream of.”
Michael Jai White originally played the character in the 90’s film that flopped badly at the cinema.
More on this reboot as we get it!